Polishers serve many purposes both on the job at for DIY projects. They remove surface imperfections and buff clear coat paint finishes. For a perfectly smooth and high-gloss finish paint job on any metal surface a metal polisher is the power tool of choice. They come with various sizes of base pads and have large spindle lock buttons which greatly speed up accessory changes without the need for tools.
Electric polishers have helical gearing and ball and roller bearings throughout for an extended work life. The constant response circuitry gives a smooth start up, the ability to maintain a constant speed under different loads and provides protection from overload. A variable speed trigger permits full operator control until reaching the optimum, maximum speed that users pre set. A lockable on/off switch is great for prolonged use. Polishers are used in many construction jobs including concrete and masonry, and tiling, where an oscillating multi-tool is a big labor saver also.
Polishers have sturdy casings and protective bumpers for long-lasting durability. Some have a filter to prevent felt or fluff from the polishing pads entering into, and damaging the motor. A side handle lets users operate the polisher horizontally and there are lightweight models designed for vertical only applications. Wet polishers have an external water supply for horizontal sanding, shaping, polishing and light grinding jobs which do not require the power of a large grinder. They work on a variety of rocks, including marble and granite, and have additional safety features, such as splash protection and cut out fuses.
Polishers also double as sanders and along with planers are essential in many woodworking projects. Add an electric polisher to your tool shed and achieve a professional finish that you're proud to display.